This year, KMBI will be bringing the much awaited Microentrepreneurs’ Summit (ME) to Negros Occidental. It will have the theme “Sulong ENTREP: Lahing Kayumanggi.” Some 5,000 women microentrepreneurs from nearby localities are expected to join the said event at Victorias Sports and Amusement Center, Victorias City.
Innovated from the previous summit experiences, this year’s summit promises to push the limits of learning, excitement, and praise and worship experiences. The theme, “Sulong ENTREP: Lahing Kayumanggi” aims to encourage program members to be forward looking and to be proud of their products and capabilities as Filipino microentrepreneurs. "As a response and expression of our love for our country, we need to become responsible microentrepreneurs working towards business growth and development,” said Liza Eco, ME Summit director.
The summit will feature an ENTREP forum where seasoned speakers and experts will talk on the topics Negosyo Plus, Keep it Green, Health Watch, Women as Entrepreneur, Women in the Family, and Women in the Community. During the event, outstanding women microentrepreneurs will be acknowledged through KMBI Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and participants will be entertained by local artists.
This year's Tulong Sa Negosyo raffle will also be able to help more women microentrepreneurs. There will be ten winners of major prizes of Php100,000 and 50 winners of minor prizes with Php10,000. Winners will be from Northern Luzon, Southern Luzon, National Capital Region, Visayas, and Mindanao operations.
Since 2007, KMBI annually organizes this summit to express its gratitude to Almighty God as this is also its anniversary celebration. This event is also done in fulfillment of its Goal 25.250's second strategic direction,which is to deliver non-financial services to program members.